Authentic 111-Year-Old Antique Map
12 by 16 Inches
Shows Post Roads
Printed in 1897 (DATED), this is a beautifully detailed, 111-year-old color map of the States of Nevada and Utah. (Utah had just acheived statehood the year before - 1896.) This map measures about 12 by 16 inches (about 30 by 40 cm.), and is in Fine condition. This map is very detailed showing topographical features, counties and townships , cities and villages, Indian reservations , Army outposts, battlefields, routes of old railroads and more. Terrain elevations are shown in gorgeous reliefed hachures as was the practice in 19th Century cartography and showing individual mountain ranges, passes and peaks together with altitudes above sea level. The large inset shows enlarged detail of the Salt Lake City area; another inset shows enlarged detail of Virginia City . The entire map is surrounded by an engraved border, typical of finer maps of the period. Of special historic note are the many "Important Post Routes" on this map. These were the stagecoach lines still operating in the last decade of the 19th century w railroads had not yet provided postal service.
This is a guaranteed antique map!
It ships complete with certificate of authenticity documenting source, maker and date of printing.
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